7 Must-Visit Sights to Check-Out in Krakow
Seamlessly merging epic nightlife, with rich culture and stunning urban and natural landscapes, Krakow is a leading destination for European stag dos abroad. If you’ve already chosen the Polish capital of culture for your upcoming stag weekend, we congratulate you! For those still on the fence, we hope this blog helps you make up your mind up!
As local experts in Krakow, the team at Eventhuse have put together their inside information for groups looking for an authentic experience. Here are Eventhuse’s top seven must-visit sights in Krakow.
1. The Main Market Square:
Surrounded by impressive medieval buildings and an imposing clock tower, the Main Market Square of Krakow is not only one of the largest market squares in Europe, it is also a hive of activity, right in the centre of the city. Stalls selling local delicacies, drinks, arts and crafts set up camp in the square, making it a perfect spot for people watching, grabbing a bite to eat and shopping for unique handmade souvenirs.
2. Wieliczka Salt Mine:
Not your conventional urban city break activity, the Wieliczka salt mine is located just outside the city and is steeped in local history and impressive natural splendour. The mine was in operation from the 13th century until 2007 and now works as a fascinating underground historical monument and museum, which is well worth a visit for stag group’s looking for a real once-in-a-lifetime experience.
3. Tychy Brewery:
Krakow is home to some pretty noteworthy craft beers and everyone knows that beer drinking is a pre-requisite for any stag group abroad. Pay a visit to Tychy brewery while you are in the city and get a taste of the beer brewing action up close and personal. Not only a great way to immerse yourselves into some typically local culture, a trip to the brewery also makes a great excuse to get your drink on!
4. Wawel Castle:
Wawel Castle is, without a doubt, the crown jewel of Krakow’s impressive architectural crown. The assortment of buildings is located in the centre of the city, on the banks of the river and is made up of architecture from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods. The former Royal stronghold now houses one of the country’s most important art galleries and an interesting museum. Perfect for the culture vultures and history buffs, this also just so happens to be one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the city.
We recommend you save this one for when the sun starts going down and the seductive whiff of the evening’s potential fills the air; because Kazimierz – once Krakow’s infamous Jewish Quarter – is now, easily the coolest place to go out in the city. Cool, alternative bars, clubs and cafes line the four sides of the square – Plac Nowy – which can be found humming with the sounds of the city’s young movers and shakers on any given night.
6. Auschwitz Concentration Camp:
Auschwitz is not for everyone. Some people find it too dark and depressing, however its undeniable status as one of the world’s unforgettable icons of World War II, makes it a pillar of Polish history that millions visit every year. Groups looking to take a break from the drinking and partying, can take a trip out to Auschwitz to soak up some of the fascinating facts, haunting stories and melancholy history of the place.
7. Forum Hotel:
You’ve just spent the day exploring the city, and now you want to find somewhere for some sundowners with a view – enter Forum Hotel, once a futuristic four-star property boasting all the mod-cons of the soviet era, this now-abandoned building has been transformed into a seriously hip bar, where locals hang out on the banks of the river on bean bags and deckchairs. Perfect for groups to enjoy the sun set before another big night out!
Eventhuse also offers stag groups a wide variety of fun activities in Krakow, as well as accommodation offers and air transport services. Head over to our Stag Krakow destination page and have a browse at what we can provide.